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invasion that left jennifer hawke-petit and daughters haley and michaela dead. that followed a week of chill i video of jennifer's last minutes alive. and grueling testimony of william petit, the lone survivor. >> we have a lot of support. like to thank friends and people from all over the state and the country for their notes and texts and e-mails. they've been very supportive. >> reporter: petit addressed reporters outside court. >> we're happy with the way the prosecution is presenting its case and things are moving along at a reasonable pace. >> reporter: the prosecution's case turned to photographs of the petit's torched home that told the tale of torture and murder. cynthia is jennifer's sister. >> we have lived with this for over three years and we did walk through the house a long time ago so those images really stay in your mind even though they wish they could leave. >> reporter: pictures of fire ravaged bedrooms, cords still tied to bed posts that prosecutors say were used to restrain the petit daughters, both girls died of smoke inhalation. >> what that does is really pu
accused of trying to cash in on the pipeline explosion that has killed at least four people. jennifer mistrot reports, prosecutors hope the arrests will
the intruders took jennifer to a bank and forced her to withdraw thousands from her account. a bank teller called police but by the time they arrived, the two children and mother were dead. house burned to the ground. they tried to escape but crashed into a barricade. william petit, who barely made it alive, suffered severe injuries. at a memorial service days later, he spoke about the tragedy. >> i guess if there's anything to be gained from the senseless deaths of my beautiful family, it's for us to all go forward. >> reporter: over the last three years he has launched a craw sad to have both men convicted and executed for their crimes. fighting proposed bills to ban the death penalty in connecticut. dr. petit, the survivor, made his plea very public and the governor reportedly decided not to sign the bill because of this case. >> reporter: this this morning, charged with capital murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, burglary and arson, 47-year-old steven hayes will finally face justice. both accused killers will be tried separately and dr. petit is expected to testify against both of them
were revealing and sgushing. the latest testimony about the murder of jennifer, michaela and hayly petit paints the picture of a simply robbery having gone one. wednesday a detective gave a gripping account by defendant steven hayes who recounts how things, quote, got quickly out of control. >> this is very powerful testimony because these are the words of the defendant himself as to the savagery that these two imposed on this family. >> reporter: hayes told police his accomplice joshua komisarjevsky entered the petit home through an unlocked door and beat william petit with a baseball bat. petit, the only survivor spoke outside court. >> this is a painful day for the hawke and petit families and i think everybody saw that. >> reporter: the explanation of the rapes that was most chilling. hayes says he escorted jennifer hawke-petit to the bank where she withdrew $15 nouz and when they returned ckomisarjevsky ha already assaulted michaela. the mother was later strangled to death. >> hayes is trying to point to his co-defendant saying he was the bad guy, the worst one. >> reporter: j
surveillance tape shown in court shows jennifer hawke petit minutes before her death as she withdraws $15,000 she nervously alerts the teller that she's getting the money for men holding her family hostage. as mrs. petit walked away, a bank manager called 911. >> reporter: by the time the police encountered the suspects at the petit home 33 minutes later, mrs. petit and her daughters 11-year-old mikayla and 17-year-old hayley were dead. mrs. petit had been raped and strangled. her daughters died after inhaling smoke as their home was set on fire. her husband, who had been beaten and bound, barely escaped to a neighbor's house. >> reporter: questions today centered around why the police took so long to try to rescue the family. an officer testified they were following hostage protocol. dr. william petit was the sole survivor of the brutal home invasion. earlier this week, he testified the men, steven hayes and joshua komisarjevsky were strangers who threw him in the basement almost immediately. the suspects wanted to plead guilty in exchange for life sentences but dr. petit would not agree
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